Hull Flood Alleviation Scheme Given Green Light

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Hull Flood Alleviation Scheme Given Green Light

Hull Flood Alleviation Scheme Given Green Light

The government has given the Humber Hull Frontage Improvement Scheme the go-ahead, a £42 million defence programme that has been designed to provide a one in 200-year standard of protection, reducing the tidal risk from the Humber for 113,000 homes and businesses in Hull.

The Environment Agency is leading the project, which will see tidal flood defences upgraded at eight locations along the estuary foreshore, including Victoria Dock Village and St Andrew’s Quay. In order to ensure that a view of the waterfront is maintained, the design of the defences will include some areas of glass panels, as well as recessed sections for the display of artistic works.

Partners local to Hull are now working alongside the Agency in order to come up with an advanced approach to managing flooding in tidal areas near the Humber for the next 100 years, a long-term investment that will contribute towards securing the viability of Hull and the wider region. This will make sure the area retains its place as a major contributor to the UK economy.

“We are delighted that the Humber Hull Frontages scheme has been given final approval and look forward to making progress on the ground early in the New Year.

“This £42 million investment is great news for the city as it will allow us to better protect thousands of homes and businesses. We will continue to keep residents and businesses affected by our work informed about the scheme at every stage of its development,” project manager at the Agency Helen Tattersdale said.

Of course, this isn’t the only project taking place in Hull and the surrounding areas over the next 12 months. In fact, according to the Hull Daily Mail, there are all sorts of new development plans about to begin in East Yorkshire in the coming year, such as a new £12 million footbridge spanning Castle Street, Hull’s business road… with work already having started.

Regeneration of the Fruit Market is also going apace, with the first residents looking to move into new housing that’s being built between Humber Street and Blanket Row later on in 2019. Land south of Beverley has also been earmarked for hundreds of new homes, with construction work potentially starting later on this year.

And that’s not to mention the new £8 million Porsche showroom and service centre that’s expected to open later in 2019 at Bridgehead Business Park, near Hessle and the Humber Bridge. The showroom will have capacity for 22 cars, as well as 14 state-of-the-art workshops – with 50 new jobs set to be created.

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